by Michele Hauf, author of Beyond the Moon
Let me introduce you to one of my favorite heroes. His name is Rook. Just Rook. He’s been a vampire hunter for more than four hundred years. And he is a mortal man. Secretive and sensual, he is an enigma to those knights whom he commands in the Order of the Stake. He’s never handled a weapon he couldn’t master. He is rarely the loser in a battle against a vampire. He can see a person’s true nature. And he was once a musketeer in the French army. the a
So how has this mortal man lived so long? Perhaps it’s due to the demon Asatru who inhabits Rook’s body. Asatru (let’s call him Oz) is a truth demon. He and Rook get along well and over the centuries have become close (as if they had any other option?). The demon Oz is incorporeal, but Rook is able to let him out once a month, using his body. Yes, it’s a complicated relationship. But when it comes to knowing which of the two to trust, I’d place my bets on Oz. Just sayin’.
Now, four hundred years into this thing called life, Oz wants out. He’s got a child on the way (I did say Rook was able to let Oz out once a month while still, uh…sharing the same body; it’s complicated!), and Oz wants to be there for his family. The only way to release Oz from Rook? Restore Rook’s lost soul to his body. Rook ransomed his soul for the thing that mattered most to him so long ago—his now long-dead wife. But he will reluctantly restore his soul if it means freedom for Oz.
One problem: Rook doesn’t know where his soul is.
Enter, the witch Verity Van Velde. Independent, sexy and more than a little addicted to macarons, she may have a clue about Rook’s missing soul. But can she trust a vampire slayer who wasn’t able to kill the vampire who bit her?
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About Beyond the Moon:
Like most immortal witches, Verity Van Velde knows how to look after herself—and she knows better than to trust any man. But then, a vampire with a grudge roughs her up and steals her precious talisman. Before long, Verity is swept up in a terrifying intrigue—and into the strong arms of a devastatingly sexy vampire hunter.
For the past four centuries, Rook has devoted himself to avenging a terrible loss. But something about this pretty witch calls to him, and it’s not just her long legs…or her pouty lips…or her fiery magic. Something deep inside Rook knows that Verity may be his only chance to find his soul mate—and his soul.